Backlash after Golden Globes fails to nominate women in 2 categories

Female directors were shut out of the Golden Globes race and the snub was immediately called out on social media as ridiculous and lacking diversity.
2:53 | 12/10/19

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Now we're going to go to the backlash against the golden globes after he failed to nominate a single woman for best director or best screenplay despite a cowed field of potential nominees. Amy is here with more. Big story here. It certainly is. Good morning, guys. The president of the Hollywood foreign press association has responded saying they vote on accomplishment, not gender. But with so many accomplished women behind the lens this year, critics are crying foul. Best director motion picture -- Reporter: This morning outrage after female directors were shut out again. Todd Phillips, martin sore says si, Quentin Tarantino. Reporter: The Hollywood foreign press association which runs the golden globes announcing an all male lineup of nominees despite a string of films directed by women like Greta Gerwig's "Little women." This is meg, Amy. Beth. Reporter: Muriel heller, "A beautiful day in the neighborhood" and "Hustlers" -- It does not reward people. Reporter: It immediately called out on social media as ridiculous. Critics noting an astonishing lack of diversity. The woman who directed this year's film "Honey boy" tweeting I was on the inside for the first time this year. These are not our people and they do not represent us. Do not look for justice in the award system. Keep fighting for more women and people of color behind the camera by supporting their films. This year was a very big surprise that no women were nominated in the best director category. A lot of these women were considered to be shoo-ins to land nominations so when they didn't, the snub seemed even bigger. Reporter: "Variety" spoke with the president of the Hollywood foreign press just after the nominations were announced. We don't vote by gender. We vote by film and accomplishment. Reporter: But it's not the first time women have been left out. Two years ago at the golden globes Natalie portman called out the lack of female nominees while she was presenting on We are honored -- bringing you back to this and this to be here to present the award for best director. And here are the all male nominees. Reporter: In fact in the show's 77-year history only five women have been nominated for best director. Barbra streisand the first and only woman to take home the prize for "Yentl" 35 years ago. Now there has actually been an overall increase in the hiring of female directors according to Dr. Stacy Smith, the founder of Annenberg inclusion initiative somewhere between 12% and 14% of the top 100 films were directed by women but 0% have been nominated. Seems like we have this conversation a lot. It does seem like we do.

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